Tim Cartwright, Victoria’s Family Violence Reform Implementation Monitor, recently labelled Maryborough Education Centre’s approach to gender equality “world leading”.

Photo Source: Maryborough Advertiser

In 2015, M.E.C launched their Respectful Relationships program and it has a profound effect on students. So much so, that they were recently approached by the Central Goldfields Shire Council to take part in the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.

Students from Maryborough Education Centre will not only take part in activities arranged by the Central Goldfields Shire Council, including chalking the main streets around Maryborough with slogans relating to knowledge and increasing awareness,  they will also be spreading the message at this years’ Energy Breakthrough.

M.E.C.’s Year 9/10 entry – Voltaic will sport the message “Speak Up & Speak Out – RESPECT” as it takes to the track this weekend. 

When we caught up with Rachael Palmer from M.E.C she told us that they spoke to “M.E.C’s Energy Breakthrough Coordinator, Jordan McIlwain about including a slogan that students in the Respectful Relationships Workshop had come up with” and that “Voltaic was selected as orange is one of the colours is adopted by the 16 Days of Activisim Organisation”.

You can find more information on the Respect Victoria website

The 16 Days of Activism kicks off on November 25th, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.

Join Voltaic and the team from Maryborough Education Centre as they spread the word about Australia’s UNiTE campaign.